Dealing with the unknown
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
My husband has kidney failure. We decided to do peritoneal dialysis at home. I am okay with the procedure and order supplies. I also do his tracking. I try to attend as many of his appointments as I can. I hired a housekeeper to focus on cleaning the areas that he uses, especially for dialysis.
He has fears. One fear is infection. Another is that this technique will not work and he will have to switch to hemodialysis. He frequently fears the end is near.
I am trying to keep positive. I explain that his weight, blood pressure, sodium, phosphorus, potassium, and other things affect his output. Sometimes you just need faith and hope. Focus on what is now. Only God knows the future.